Nuhas is also expanding overall capacity of its low and medium voltage cables by 25 per cent, the company said.
The company already produces control, instrumentation and speciality cables at its Rusayl Industrial Estate factory, near Muscat city, but the plan is to have these cables spun off into the new speciality cables facility that will come up under the proposed joint venture, said Nuhas Oman deputy general manager and head of marketing Sunil Bhutani.
According to him, other rod manufacturers in the region produce electrolytic tough pitch copper rods where the oxygen content is 300 to 55 ppm while Nuhas Oman's copper purity is 99.
Nuhas Oman launched its full range of low voltage, medium voltage and speciality cables in 2008 after obtaining type test approvals from independent laboratories such as BSI (UK) and Kema (the Netherlands) and is certified for ISO: 9001:2008 compliance by Basec, UK, an independent approval agency for the global cable industry.
Al Nuhas Fathin, a volunteer soldier, said: "There are only four hospitals in Benghazi, one of which has about 1,200 beds.
Among the big names that have signed up are Khimji Ramdas Bait Al Ahlam, Omasco, Wolf Enterprises, Al Mutawaa Trading, Abou Nabil, Muscat Electronics, Al Maha Ceramics, Service & Trade, Al Anwar Ceramics, Sadolin Paints, Al Bilad Building Materials, Henkel Polybit, Al Turki Enterprises, Suleiman Al Fadhi, Nuhas Oman, and Tech Windows.
Nuhas Oman, Oman Modern Electronics, Oman Trading Establishment, Sadolin Paints (Oman) Ltd, Services & Trade Co.